I just got off the phone with an AA
representative because I was wondering how many miles I needed to go roundtrip from IAD
-Johannesburg on June 15. She was a very nice Asian lady, and spent about 20 minutes on the phone with me finding various routing options. She told me that on the 15th of June, there were no available seats on any of the One World partners connectiong through Europe from IAD
and Swissair). Her itinerary for me was to send me from DCA
to LaGuardia, then take the shuttle from LGA
and board Swissair to Geneva, then continue to Zurich, and later board the Swissair flight from Zurich to Johannesburg. I was very surprised that there were no available seats, even though on Orbitz.com it showed available fights on BA
and Swissair. Is she mistaken, or is the Orbitz sight not up to date? I need to figure this situation out by early next week cuz flights are filling up!
By the way, I am a huge fan of United and the Star Alliance partners (since my home airport is IAD
), but when I called the Reservations center the representative with very short with me and would not even look up flight schedules for me without my mileage plus number. I never even gave the lady from AA
my OneWorld account number...maybe the United guy was just in a bitchy mood
Prepare for take-off.